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Brewhouse Coffee Stout - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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Brewhouse Coffee StoutBrewhouse Coffee Stout

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

740 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 740
Reviews: 353
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.46%
Wants: 386
Gots: 72 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Central Waters Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-18-2007)
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Photo of DrewOSU
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Shared by Newtonty. Thanks Man!

A: Pours a coffee brown with minimal, light tan head.

S: I get more chocolate, then lightly roasted malt on the nose then coffee. However, no one in the room I am in agrees with me.

M/T: A lighter medium body, huge roasted malt and coffee presence, followed by a chocolate aftertaste. Finishes very sweet and malty, with a vanilla presence.

D: This is a very fine example of a coffee stout. I have no criticism except that it finishes a little sweet and kind of kills the pallet. Other than that, this beer is great.

DrewOSU, May 26, 2009
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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle, extra from Brian23456 (big thanks to Brian for a beer I've been after for a while). The beer is murky reddish brown with floating sediment/yeasties and a thick foamy tan head that laces into fingers on the glass. The aroma is bipolar. While I definitely get the coffee and sweet roasted malts, this beer also had a metallic smell to it, a little like a penny. Second whiffs bring chocolate malts more than coffee, this is super complex. The taste is, without a doubt, the best coffee stout I've yet tried. This has just enough java to flavor without getting bitter, more than the usual amount of sweet chocolate, and more sweetness from the malts than bitterness. Very balanced and delicious, a perfect blend of flavors for the style. The body is just as good as Founders Breakfast Stout, silky smooth and just a little more thick than water. This is so good that it will now have a permanent place on my WANTs. Get it when you see it.

TurdFurgison, Dec 01, 2009
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look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into big red wine glass. Huge thanks to Greg (tpd975) for this stellar extra.

Pours dark red-brown, translucent around the edges. Not even a hint of a head from the pour.

Nose is phenomenal - ridiculously fresh light-roast coffee, wrapped in a big, nutty, chocolate presence that just doesn't stop. Hazelnut. Interesting lack of roasted, stout-like qualities - if I had to guess, I would have pegged this as closer to a big, rich brown instead. Interested in seeing how the taste translates.

Taste seems to follow suit, with a bigger emphasis on the roastiness from the coffee. More light-roast coffee, though this time with a bigger emphasis on the roastiness; again with the big nuttiness, hazlenut presence is lighter now, cocoa there but drier, and with a bit of a bright but mild acidity. There's some lactic sweetness in there also - milk stout? Crazily flavorful, this is all coffee, but without any big harshness - robust but without any real overly harsh bite. Finish is long, dry, roasty coffee, beautiful.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, moderate to light carbonation that fits the whole experience perfectly. Dry. Drinkability is off the charts - all flavor, no bite. Near perfect.

JohnQVegas, Feb 17, 2010
Photo of mobius387
4.73/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

had on tap at CW brewery (from notes)

appearance: dark and thick, just like i like my stouts. pours a chocolate brown thin head

aroma: it smells like a coffee house with the some sweet malty chocolates mixed in

palate: nice full bodied stout. sits a bit like milk in the mouth, nice a creamy and full. gives you a warm feeling

taste: the most coffee flavor I've ever had (maybe tied with surly's coffee bender on-tap). deliciously rich coffee bean flavor with sweet chocolate tied in. i love it the beer tastes like it smells!

overall: one of the absolute best beers in wisconsin hands down. whoever reviewed this beer one below me either left his bottle in the sun for a week or was on a lot of drugs when he reviewed it. Its a shame when someone does that too since it really brings down the overall score of this beer. its an absolute delight drinking this beer, and i love finding it in bottles when i can. on tap it was even better. can someone say, growler?

mobius387, Oct 31, 2011
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4.72/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

22oz bomber with the heron jaccked up on java on the label.
Pours out a nice deep black with dark brown hints when held up to light. Not a pitch black imp stout pour by anymeans, looks on the lighter side. Nice light brown head however, that laces fairly well. Nos is of rich roasted malts, bitter coffee, and sweet molasses. Taste is absolutely incredible, so creamy, smooth, inviting. I love this beer. Starts with a bang of coffee followed by a nice creamy/milky flavor, roasted burnt malts round out the finish with a slight coffee burn in there. Very smooth drinkable coffee stout, the light almost airy body leads to a fantastic smoothness that makes this coffee stout very unique. Plus, Central Waters in a bomber again! Nice all around beer, could drink this all the time.

abents, Feb 13, 2009
Brewhouse Coffee Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 740 ratings.